Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist

NFA061 - 16.00 Hours

Description

NFA logoThis two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention - Level 1.

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities
  • classify the typologies of youth firesetting 
  • explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior 
  • present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

NFA logoThis two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention - Level 1.

At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities
  • classify the typologies of youth firesetting 
  • explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior 
  • present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics

Review of NFPA 1035 for Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist.+The extent of the youth firesetting problem and justification for local youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs.+Examination of the typologies of firesetting and the motivation behind firesetting behaviors.+Identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up.+Youth firesetting educational interventions.

Suggested Audience

Students must have or will have responsibilities as the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. This includes the person who is responsible for the identification, intake, screening, educational intervention, follow-up, and evaluation of the program services and results.

Students representing the fire service are encouraged to partner with other agencies for this training. Partners can include, but are not limited to, fire investigators, law enforcement, mental health, social services, juvenile justice or other stakeholders who can assist in building and maintaining programs in their communities.

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.

All extension courses are classroom only.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

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NFA062Youth Firesetter Program ManagerYouth Firesetter Program ManagerYouth Firesetter Program Manager

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